Supporting passionately dedicated educators and adult learners who are thrilled there’s an accessible, supportive place to learn and continue their education for a better future.
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By Ben Trefny, Interim Executive Director, KALW Just like the weather around California, KALW‘s training programs have heated up toward the end of the summer. We’ve been so happy to work with our wonderful teenaged and adult trainees, and the people who benefit most are our audiences. I often reflect upon how our newsroom’s worldview is so deeply shaped by the people who come through our training programs. The work we produce — representative of the Bay Area’s diverse communities and the world beyond — is reflective of...read more
Help KALW’s State Prison Training Program “Uncuffed” Become Un-cuffed by Donating to Support Four Lost Months of Funding, and Other Stories Too
By Ben Trefny, Interim Executive Director, KALW I just got back from visiting Audio Academy class of 2020 alumnae Precious Green. She’s working as Director of Programming at Manny’s — a coffee house, bar, bookstore, lounge, and events space — which has nightly civic-minded engagement events. Precious just celebrated her one-year anniversary on the job, and it’s been a busy one! She recently interviewed California Representative Adam Schiff on stage, and in a couple of weeks she’ll speak publicly with San Francisco...read more
By Ben Trefny, Interim Executive Director, KALW We recently wrapped up instruction for KALW‘s Summer High School Podcasting Institute. Congratulations to the teenagers who took part in the media criticism, training, and production at the station’s Burton High School campus on the southeast side of San Francisco. Now it’s time to get back to school — whether it’s high school or college. But the memories of a hands-on, media-making, student-focused, training program remain. And so does the anticipation of season 3 of the...read more